How to Model Muddy Roads

How to Model Muddy Roads

Muddy roads are a common site and even tarmac (asphalt) roads may have muddy verges which can use the same techniques.  Adding one to your diorama or layout is easy.

This video starts off using chinchilla dust as a base and in O scale it comes out at the right size for gravel.  Layers of Woodland Scenics Talus (Fine) add some large rocks and grout adds some fine mud.  Add some static grass and water and the muddy road or track is complete.


Materials

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The Real World

Muddy Road
Muddy Road
Muddy Road
Muddy Road
Road in scrub
Road in scrub
Forest Road
Forest Road
Road through a field
Road through a field

Not all soil is brown!

Road through a field
Road through a field
Forest Road
Forest Road
Path/Road through a field
Path/Road through a field

Other Videos

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Index

00:10 The Real World
00:27 Method
10:29 Final Result
11:00 Mini Kathys
13:15 Close

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4 thoughts on “How to Model Muddy Roads”

  1. Did I hear you correctly on the video, “30% isopropyl, 70% alcohol”? Did you really mean 70% isoproplyl alcohol (IPA), known in the USA, I think, as ‘rubbing alcohol’?

    1. Hi Pete

      It’s 30% isopropyl alcohol to 70% water. The isopropyl alcohol I use is 99% but I believe rubbing alcohol is 70%.

      I would use a little more with very fine powdery surfaces.

      Hope that helps

      Kathy

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